Thursday, October 15, 2015

Blog Tour: Human Body Theater by Maris Wicks
Body Part Reveal + Giveaway

Tour organized by Mac Kids Books
See the full schedule HERE and below

I've always loved anatomy & physiology, and Human Body Theater is a fantastic and fun visual resource to teach readers about the human body. I'm excited about this book for myself, and also for my children to enjoy and learn from. As the description says, this is a fantastic resource for both young and old. 

Human Body Theater
by Maris Wicks
Published: October 6, 2015 by First Second
Category: Anatomy & Physiology, graphic, non-fiction 

Welcome to the Human Body Theater, where your master of ceremonies is going to lead you through a theatrical revue of each and every biological system of the human body! Starting out as a skeleton, the MC puts on a new layer of her costume (her body) with each "act." By turns goofy and intensely informative, the Human Body Theater is always accessible and always entertaining. 

Maris Wicks is a biology nerd, and by the time you've read this book, you will be too! Harnessing her passion for science (and her background as a science educator for elementary and middle-school students), she has created a comics-format introduction to the human body that will make an expert of any reader -- young or old!

The body part I get to share with you today is the ...


Lub dub, lub dub, lub dub…that’s the sound of your heart, beating away! Just like the involuntary functions of your other internal organs, your heart does not need you to tell it to beat. Each day, your heart pumps over 2,000 gallons of blood throughout your body (it circulates throughout the body; we only have about 1.2 - 1.5 gallons of blood total). The heart is made of a special type of muscle, called cardiac muscle, and the flexing of that muscle is what pumps the blood. In collaboration with the lungs, the heart sends both oxygenated and de-oxygenated blood all over the body to be used to transport both nutrients and wastes…it is the super-highway of the human body!


About the Author

Maris Wicks lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. She has harnessed the power of her various biological systems to draw comics for Adhouse Books, Tugboat Press, and Spongebob Comics, and written stories for Image and DC Comics. Wicks is the illustrator of the New York Timesbestselling Primates, with Jim Ottaviani. When she's not making comics, Wicks works with New England Aquarium. She's especially proud of her pulmonary system. 

Find Maris: Twitter | Tumblr

Collect all the body parts on the blog tour:
Each stop on the Human Body Theater blog tour will feature an original illustration and some facts about one part of the human body.  Follow along for the next two weeks to collect them all!
Fuse #8, 10/5
Sharp Reads, 10/7 
The Roarbots10/8 
The Book Rat10/14

Giveaway is for US and Canada residents only (Sorry, other international readers!)
You must be at least 13 years old to enter
See my policies HERE 


  1. Woah, this seems like a really original idea for a graphic novel! I'm definitely going to check this one out! :D

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  3. Aw, that looks like a cute book, lol :D Gorgeous blog tour post Lauren. <3 Hugs. Thank you for sharing about this one :) It do seem interesting.

  4. Man this sounds like a fun way for kids to learn the functions and actins of various body parts would be a lot of fun then just trying to read and memorize would link the body systems together, very useful and fun sounding


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